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The Handsome Shoveler
The Handsome Shoveler

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Challenge: Free Study 2011-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Date: Feb 26, 2011
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/750
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Feb 27, 2011

Taken at the J Heinz Wildlife Refuge. The lake has shed it's layer of ice and the ducks have returned. This is a male Northern Shoveler. There are hundreds of waterfowl in the area now. Surely Spring must be near!

Place: 81 out of 325
Avg (all users): 5.9533
Avg (commenters): 6.1429
Avg (participants): 5.9286
Avg (non-participants): 6.0263
Views since voting: 522
Views during voting: 218
Votes: 150
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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03/10/2011 05:29:22 AM
great in flight capture
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03/08/2011 12:59:36 AM
ah. we don't have shovelers, only scoters, scooter.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2011 11:10:54 PM
I know you didn't cut the duck out...but it looks like you did
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03/07/2011 08:34:09 PM
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03/06/2011 09:04:45 PM
Cool ducks. Difficult to shoot on the ground since they are often shovelling with their beaks and heads underwater ;-)
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03/06/2011 03:26:51 PM
Really handsome yes! I would prefer however if the bird was over to the left of the frame flying into it and drawing you into the frame.
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03/03/2011 02:40:23 PM
Beautiful colors. Nice shallow depth.
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03/02/2011 12:48:25 PM
Nice capture.....
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03/01/2011 08:08:15 PM
Wow - spot on with the focus on the eye! Love the colors.
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03/01/2011 12:30:16 AM
I like how the background almost seems to have a vortex flow to it.
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